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Penny Anderson on the Mandarin Duck

The tale of a very flamboyant duck which likes to perch in a tree in ecologist Penny Anderson's garden.

Mandarin Ducks are flamboyant, brightly coloured ducks which originally hail from the Middle East. A feral population established here in the last century here and a pair regularly visit the garden of ecologist Penny Anderson where they waddle across the lawn, roost on her ponds and perch in her trees.
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Producer: Sarah Blunt
Photograph: Derek Morgan.

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